L3 Airline Academy Invites High School Students to Learn, Explore and Fly During Summer Flight Camp
SANFORD, Fla. (May 16, 2014) – High school students in grades 9-12 can experience the exciting world of aviation during L3 Airline Academy ’s week-long Flight Camps June 16-20 and July 21-25.
Designed to provide students a hands-on, real life glimpse into professional pilot training, the L3 Airline AcademyFlight Camp curriculum includes aviation-related lessons and activities that take place in the Academy’s state-of-the-art flight simulators and live aircraft.
Camp cadets also:
- Tour an air traffic control tower
- Learn pre/post flight procedures
- Explore flight navigation
- Review the training requirements for private and commercial pilots
- Fly in an actual aircraft!
“With an anticipated global shortfall of 1 million new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians in the next 20 years, L3 Airline AcademyFlight Camp provides us an important opportunity to introduce future aviators to the industry and pilot profession,” explains L3 Airline AcademyVice President and L3 Airline Academy Executive Director Hank Coates. “This program not only serves as a gateway for aspiring pilots, but also allows the Academy to further address the tremendous and urgent need for highly skilled pilots and aviation professionals.”
L3 Airline AcademyFlight Camp is $500 per week and is open to domestic and international students in grades 9-12. The fee includes a plane ride, lunch daily, t-shirt, pilot logbook and keepsake photo. On-campus housing is not offered.
Over the past 25 years, L3 Airline Academy has trained more than 7,000 cadets from around the world with one mission in mind: to produce safe, professional and employable airline pilots.
“Today, there are cadets and instructors from ten different countries working, training, eating and living together on our Sanford, Florida campus,” Coates added. “They are all brought together by a similar goal: to become safe, professional aviators. We are proud to offer future pilots the training and tools required to achieve their dreams of flight.”
Celebrating 25 Years of Aviation Training Excellence
Originally established in 1989 and based at the Orlando/Sanford International Airport, L3 Airline Academy is the only flight school originally owned and operated by airlines; Comair Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Today, under the name of L3 Airline Academy , the rich history of professional pilot training continues with flight training courses approved by the FAA under 14 CFR Part 141 and specialized flight training under 14 CFR Part 61.
L3 Airline Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and provides a professional flight training environment based on sophisticated airline standards. The Academy is dedicated to quality, safety, reliability, and performance and strives to turn students into successful airline pilots and exceed the expectations of airlines worldwide.
In its 25 years of operation, L3 Airline Academy has provided more than 2 million hours of flight instruction to more than 7,000 pilots and issued more than 20,000 licenses and certificates, while growing its reputation as one of the safest, most reliable flight academies in the world.
For further information about flight training and pathways to the airlines:
- Become a Pilot
- Take a Virtual Tour
- Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/aerosimflightschool
- Follow on Twitter @Aerosim_Academy
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Editor’s Note: Executive interviews, onsite tours and images are available by contacting Laura E. Richeson, APR at 407.616.8108 or Laura@RichesonCommunications.com.